Join the Maine Department of Education’s (DOE) Office of School and Student Supports (O3S) as they read and reflect on Finding Your Blind Spots: 8 Guiding Principles for Overcoming Implicit Bias in Teaching, by Hedreich Nichols. Members of the Maine DOE introduced this book study to participants at the Educator’s Summit in early August, and have also introduced participants to the author! The O3S first heard Nichols’ work on Jennifer Gonzalez’s podcast: Uncovering Your Implicit Biases: An Exercise for Teachers | Cult of Pedagogy.
Hedreich Nichols is an educator, writer, and passionate advocate who is sharing her lived experiences with readers and participants of this book study so that we can be reflective practitioners and can truly understand bias. You can also find her work and conversations but searching #Smallbites on Twitter. Check out the author’s website to learn more about the book.
This opportunity is open to all Maine educational personnel. Sessions are being held on Thursdays – either at 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Participants are welcome to join for both or just one session! January 26, 2023 is our first offering, and we will be reflecting on chapters 1-3.
Future sessions are scheduled on February 9, 2023 and February 16, 2023. CEUs are offered for participation (8 hours). For any questions about this opportunity, please contact Maine DOE Family Engagement and Cultural Responsive Specialist Melanie Junkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.